We’ve got a great routine in-store….I mean in-home for you today! We are doing a lot today in under 20 minutes.
Equipment needed: We try to keep the equipment needed in our routines to a minimum, with that said today you will need 1. PVC pipe, or broom stick, or foam roller, or something else to hold on to for balance. 2. Box, or bench, or piece of furniture. You basically need something to put your leg on top of, like in the picture above. 3. Padded Mat (optional).
Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your hips, shoulders, and back. We are starting off with an end-range isometric technique that stretches out and activates your hamstring muscles, which are located on the back of your upper leg. Make sure to get into your maximal stretch and then drive your leg down into the box. Next, we are using a similar technique, but for the outside / front of your shoulders. The muscles that are being actively stretched out include your rotator cuff and lat muscles. We are finishing up with an upper back aka thoracic spine activation movement. Do you best to contract your upper back muscles as much as possible.
Let us know how you are feeling after todays routine. Post on to your Instagram story or feed and tag us in it @movementvault. Have fun!